Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day (except in Pakistan where it’s apparently been outlawed) with a brand new episode title!  Here are the results of yesterday’s fan poll:

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

Wow.  This one wasn’t even close.  I honestly thought “This Galaxy’s Most Notorious” would have put in a better showing, but what do I know?  That’s why I just write and produce the episodes and leave the naming to those more qualified.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

The “helmet” for Episode 307 is a glorious thing.  Gorgeous workmanship by On Set Key Props Lisa Amaral Wright.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

A few more pods for your consideration c/o Set Designer Karl Crosby.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

If and when I get that new military SF series off the ground, I’ve already reserved Karl’s seat on the hero destroyer.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

A costume design sketch from, appropriately enough, Costume Designer Noreen Landry.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

Director (and Dark Matter Stunt Coordinator) John Stead calling the shots.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

And ordering our the new crew (?!).

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

Incoming transmission.  But who’s calling?  Commander Nieman, I presume?  (Playback still c/o 1st Assistant Art Director Sumeet Vats).

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

Our apartment is now a veterinary clinic.  Poor Lulu, laid up by a paw injury enjoys some R&R.

This is poor Bubba and his hacking old man’s cough.  Based on the x-rays, the early prognosis isn’t good, but we’ll learn more after tomorrow’s ultrasound.

February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 Of 91!

Despite this, he seems happy during the day and his appetite is good.  This afternoon, he hit the park with doggy uber (aka Akemi).

Tonight, Akemi and I celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking Bubba for some blood tests, eating leftover pork, and watching Gail Harvey’s director’s cut of Episode 306!  Pretty romantic.

18 thoughts on “February 14, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 53 of 91!

  1. Dang, missed voting but good choice!

    I pick Pod 1 because if I couldn’t see out, I’d have to be dead to go in it. Okay even this I’d have to be dead but I’d at least consider it. (Nooooo I don’t have claustrophobia.)

    Congestive heart failure isn’t uncommon. Often, elderly dogs can live a few quality years on nothing more dramatic than lasix or similar fluid pill. Hoping that is the case for dear Bubba. Our rescued senior toy poodle did fine, almost no coughing and was happy for 3 yrs.

  2. Sorry to hear Lulu’s laid up with a sore paw.
    Wishing Bubba good luck for his ultrasound and results.
    Big hugs and best wishes for you and Akemi.

  3. Aw-w-w Bubba. I want to reach into my tablet screen to hug and kiss him. Poor baby. Feel better soon sweetie.
    How did Lulu hurt her paw? And a front paw, so my guess is she wasn’t dragging it.
    I’m sticking with my first pod choice of #2 from yesterday, no offense Karl.

    Will continue prayers for your pups and for you & Akemi to know comfort, peace.
    Positive thoughts, beget positivity.

  4. I voted for “Welcome to the Revolution”. I’m 2:2. Poor Bubba~sounds like he has doggie pneumonia. Feel better vibes for Bubba and Lulu. For the pods, I like option 2 with the geometric designs which can be an aid to deter the enemy. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. My title choice came in very very last, LOL. Oh well! 1 for 3 at this point.

    Poor sweet Bubba; and what happened to Lulu??

    My pod vote remains unchanged from yesterday.

  6. Oh, and Valentine’s Day here? Hubby is at the gym; I’m eating leftovers, and he and my son will eat shrimp scampi with rice noodles.

  7. Oh Bubba, that cough. I do hope that it’s something that can at least be controlled for a while. It’s encouraging to see that his appetite is still good and his spirits are up. One day at a time.

    What happened to Lulu’s paw?

  8. If we are voting on the pods, I pick option 2 from yesterday, in blue.

    My title pick came in 2nd, though with those choices, there wasn’t a
    loser. I loved all the choices. I can picture Victor saying the title: Welcome To The Revolution! I’m now 1 for 3.

    Your pups are seriously keeping you busy! Hugs to all!

    Happy Galentines Day to all the chickies! Happy Valentines Day to the fellas!

  9. I remember a time when Dr Jo had about sixteen cats at her house. She had lamps turned into IV stands. Candy dishes were filled with needles/syringes on the coffee table. Stacks of pill bottles lined the kitchen counters and the fridge was filled with vials of meds. Now, THAT was a house turned into a vet clinic! Just a bit a levity but it is a true story.
    No kidding though, I pray the news comes back good on Bubba. {{Hugs}} to little Lulu too.

  10. Oh! I totally missed the poll, but oh well, I actually think the best one won.

    I’ve spent valentines day at the maritime museum and treated myself to a nutella crêpe. That’s how you do it… right?! Anyway those design photos look great, as always.
    I also hope you get good news on those ultrasounds.

    Oh and btw, I found Japadog downtown! (https://birdyincanada.tumblr.com/post/157201139430/day-8-downtown-vancouver-part-13) I know it wasn’t on the list you sent me, but I remembered it from your last posts. Loved it! Especially the one with the spicy sausage and the seaweed. Great combination even though it sounded weird.

    Best wishes from Vancouver!

  11. Got this title ✔️

    Love the helmet, but should we be worried about it looking like a ‘resistance-is-futile-you-will-tell-me-everything’ kinda thing?

    The pod description…..’creator pod’ 🤔

  12. Sending positive thoughts for Bubba today and hope poor sweet Lulu’s paw heals quickly.

    Hugs to You, Akemi and the ever charming pretty baby Suji too.
    Stay strong… and as Gforce said remember – one day at a time. xo

  13. Of course the entry I would have picked is chosen when I forgot there was polling.

  14. Lovely Lulu, her little dejected face makes me sad, I’m sending good healing wishes to the pup brood. Here’s a tune in honor of all of Lulu’s future games and your future military sci fi show.

  15. What happened to Lulu’s paw? How did she hurt it?

    Poor Bubba!! That cough sounds horrible.

    The helmet looks cool. But I still stick with my pod option.

    You and Akemi know how to party (heavy sarcasm). I hope you were able to celebrate the day on a different date.

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